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Why This Massive Buyback Matters for H&R Block

H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) reported first fiscal quarter 2016 results after markets closed Tuesday. But the big news is that the company is no longer regulated as a savings ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Tuesday

September 1, 2015: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among 102 equities making new 52-week lows today. ArcelorMittal (NYSE: MT) dropped nearly 5% on Tuesday to post a ...
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The 4 Stocks That Tanked the DJIA on Tuesday

September 1 2015: Markets opened lower on Tuesday after a second consecutive low opening. Index futures were down on disappointing manufacturing data from China. After the opening bell U.S. data ...
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Drones Now Available From Apple Store

They may not be iDrones, but they are certainly drones and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has begun selling them Tuesday through the Apple Store. Made by Chinese manufacturer SZ DJI ...
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Ford F-150 Gaining Traction in Pickup Sales

Pickup truck sales in the United States rose year over year for all three big U.S. automakers, but the big news appears to be coming from the long-time leader in ...
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July Home Prices Post Negative Growth in Massachusetts, Mississippi

Home prices in the United States rose for the 41st consecutive month in July. Compared with July of 2014, home prices rose 6.9%, including the sales of distressed properties. The ...
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July New Construction Spending at 7-Year High

The U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday morning that construction spending in July increased by 0.7% to an estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.083 trillion from the revised estimate of ...
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GM August Sales Slide as Cadillac, Chevy Brands Falter

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) posted total August U.S. sales of 270,480 vehicles, a decline of 0.7% compared with August 2014. Retail deliveries rose 5.9%, fleet deliveries fell 5.2% and ...
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Ford August Sales at 9-Year High on Trucks, SUVs

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) on Tuesday reported a U.S. sales increase of 5% year over year in August, to 234,237 Ford and Lincoln vehicles, compared with July 2014 sales ...
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Chrysler Sales Up 2%; Company Recalls 207,000 Jeep Cherokees

Year over year, sales rose 2% at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) in August to 201,672 units, the company’s best August sales level since 2002. The Jeep brand posted ...
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Senators Demand Budget Review for B-3, Warn on KC-46A

The U.S. Senate has barely resumed its deliberations after a month-long recess and already the U.S. Air Force and two of its major programs are taking more heat. The chairman ...
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Merger Costs Hammer Dollar Tree Earnings, Boost Revenues

Dollar Tree Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) reported second-quarter 2015 results before markets opened Tuesday. The discount retailer posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.67 on revenues of $3.01 billion. ...
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Eggs, Meat Prices Fall in July

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on July farm prices Monday afternoon. The all-products price index fell 5.7% month over month to 99, with the crop ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Monday

August 31, 2015: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among just 14 equities making new 52-week lows today. Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC) dropped about 3.5% on Monday to ...
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The 4 Stocks That Hobbled the Dow on Monday

August 31 2015: Markets opened lower on Monday, but even a massive rally in crude oil couldn’t keep the bears at bay. A somewhat vague bulletin from OPEC and an ...
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